Blekinge’s natural landscapes are pure and untamed, inviting visitors to experience them in a variety of ways. Hiking, camping, kayaking, swimming, fishing, there’s no end to the ways you can immerse yourself in the pristine forests, lakes and rocky coastline of this small, yet diverse region. It is also a place bursting with natural experiences for all ages, from careless frolicking in lakes, streams or sea to world-class sport fishing and everything in between.
Canoeing and kayaking are some of the most popular activities in Blekinge. The region’s numerous lakes and streams, as well as the imposing Baltic Sea itself, become a veritable playground, as perfect for exploration as for relaxation and communion with nature. Kayaking is inexpensive, incredibly fun, and can be enjoyed just about anywhere in the county.
The Halen Nature Reserve is a very popular canoe route system that stretches across several lakes, including Halen, Southern Sweden’s largest. Canoe and kayak rentals can be found all along the Blekinge coast, and even in the regional capital itself. Karlskrona Kajak – with their inviting motto “Everyone Can Paddle” – offers guided tours of the World Heritage City of Karlskrona as it was meant to be explored: from the water.
Långasjönäs is characterized by enchanting scenery, ancient ruins and unsurpassed tranquility, as well as the warmest bathing water in Blekinge. Beautiful sandy beaches surround the campsite and cottages. One of world’s best salmon fishing places is just around the corner (Mörrumsån), as well as Scandinavia’s largest wildlife park and nature reserve, Eriksberg, and the Karlshamns Golf Club. You can also go out to the beautiful archipelago with one of the coastal boats, meet exciting animal species at Blekinge Exotic World, bike and hike in beautiful nature with stunning scenery, and much more.
At Långasjönäs Camping & Holiday Village you can rent rowboats, kayaks and canoes. There are also fishing possibilities for recreational and more serious anglers and everything in between. One of the options is fishing for rainbow trout in one of the enchanting Kroksjöarna Lakes. Marked hiking trails of varying lengths weave through this beautiful landscape, famous for its plentiful bird life.
As a region, Blekinge enjoys more sunlight hours per year than any other part of mainland Sweden, and as such is one of the country’s most fabulous spots for a summer dip in the Baltic Sea. Beautiful beaches can be found throughout the county, from soft sand strands to rugged but lovely rocky coasts, and it is not uncommon to have them all to oneself.
Some of Blekinge’s best beaches and bathing spots can be found at: Sandviken and Hallarum, both family-friendly, white sand beaches; Vägga and Kollevik, which boast both beach and cliffs; Saltö, once designated Sweden’s second best beach; Piren, which consist of two beaches in the charming village of Kristianopel; and Halen, a popular bathing area in an extensive lake complex.
Svalemåla enjoys a peaceful setting with an unspoiled rocky coastline and sandy beach, ideal for sunbathing, swimming or walking. From the sauna and hot tub at the water’s edge, you have fantastic views over the Järnavik archipelago. Cows graze on the surrounding land around the historic foundations, cairns and stone circles from the bronze and iron ages. Two and a half kilometers of stone wall surround this cultural landscape which borders the sea and is covered with hundred year old tracks. The nature and surroundings of Svalemåla are perfect for relaxing in combination with an active outdoor holiday amidst unspoiled nature. You can paddle sea kayak in the archipelago, rent a boat and fish for the big pikes, hike, bike or just relax on the small, fine sandy beach.
Tucked away in a birch grove you’ll find Svalemåla Holiday Village. Just 300 meters from the coast with sea views over the beautiful old fishing village on Gyön – you are surrounded by Swedish countryside, close to walking and cycling trails, prime fishing locations and right in the middle of Blekinge’s archipelago.
Blekingeleden, Blekinge’s network of official walking trails, passes near Svalemåla. You can follow it to Karlshamn or Ronneby, or take our own Svalemåla trail (2+2km) following the marked path through grasslands, forest and along the rocky coastline towards either Gyön or Järnavik for fantastic views over the archipelago.
The fishing experiences that can be enjoyed in Blekinge know no bounds. From early morning deep-sea fishing to salmon trolling in the legendary Mörrum River to angling for pike in tranquil lakes dotted all around the region, fishing here is half serenity, half adventure, and wholly unforgettable.
Wade knee-deep in one of the world’s best salmon fishing spots at Mörrumsån, or take a boat out to the middle of one of the county’s hundreds of lakes, or pick your favorite peer to hang out at for the afternoon. Fishing is ubiquitous in Blekinge, a region with world-famous spots and a prolific variety of settings to admire and species to catch.